Training & Nutrition

Cycling Training: Expert Advice

From our personal experience and from speaking with hundreds of riders after a big event, cycling glory doesn't come from grinding up the last climb in pain. Cycling glory is the result of a great ...

How to Stay Hydrated on Your Big Sportive

How to stay hydrated on a sportive You have signed up for a major sportive where the route is likely to be longer, hotter and with more elevation than anything else you will ride this year. If you ...

Measuring Improvement

As cyclists, we all have the ability to measure whether we are improving our personal performance on the bike. From heart rate, power and RPE (Rate of Perceived Effort) we can see if we are becoming ...

Cycling Superfoods

10 really useful fuel and focus foods or drinks that can help in your day-to-day training diet and even in your events.

Weight Control / Loss for Cycling

Weight a word which always comes up in the world of cycling, be it for bike frames and components, or our own weight. As so many of the big sportives revolve around cycling and we are all focussed on ...

Event Day Nutrition

The most important thing is that we don’t leave our nutrition strategy until the day, or even a few weeks, before. Our bodies need to get used to what we are doing and so the same approach we have ...

Strength & Conditioning for Cyclists

Life is busy and fitting in the training can be hard enough, then coach advices you to add in some off the bike conditioning exercises too. There is good reason for this. As more miles are put in ...

Streching - an Introduction

Stretching should be part of any rider’s ‘off the bike’ strength and conditioning routine. Good flexibility is one of those key areas for helping to avoid aches and pains on the bike and for ...

Hill Climbing Techniques

One of the great challenges for us amateur riders is dealing with long climbs on sportives, particularly as most of us live in flatter areas. So many riders focus just on getting miles in their legs ...

Breakfast of Champions

What to eat for breakfast during training, rest days & sportive day